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Gates offers nations a lure to get with his programs

Lisa Napoli | Apr 19, 2007
Bill Gates says Microsoft will practically give away its software in developing nations that provide computers to kids. He wasn't wearing his foundation hat — it's all about business. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Canada

Against the pound, dollar's losing its weight

Stephen Beard | Apr 19, 2007
The dollar continues to fall on world markets, especially against the British pound. It now takes two dollars for every pound — a 26-year high. Good for Britain? Not necessarily. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Economy

U.S. should give up control over world bank chief

| Apr 19, 2007
Commentator Krishna Guha says World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz may be under pressure to resign, but the U.S. wields too much power for him to be fired. It's time, Guha says, for a bank chief from a developing nation.
Posted In: Canada

Chavez's socialism means <em>more</em> classes

Dan Grech | Apr 19, 2007
In Venezuela, the government of President Hugo Chavez is going to provide workers with four hours of free classes each week &mdash; in Marxism. Dan Grech reports.

McCafes on the Champs Elysees?

Eleanor Beardsley | Apr 19, 2007
Parisians can spend hours over a croissant and a cafe au lait. Now McDonald's wants a piece of the action. It's taking its McCafe coffee outlets there. Eleanor Beardsley reports.
Posted In: Retail

NHL's ratings still in the deep freeze

Bob Moon | Apr 19, 2007
Attendance at its games remains strong, but the National Hockey League's TV audience is a fraction of what it once was. Sports-business analyst Ed Derse discusses the NHL's challenges with host Bob Moon.
Posted In: Sports

Mall goes shopping for public funds

| Apr 19, 2007
The nation's biggest shopping mall in Minnesota, with more than 500 stores and an amusement park, wants to get bigger. And it wants the government to pay for some of the expansion. Annie Baxter reports.
Posted In: Retail

No stagflation this time around

Scott Jagow | Apr 19, 2007
Some economists are concerned that conditions are ripe for stagflation and they're drawing parallels to the stagflation economy of the '70s. But Chris Farrell says put your disco shoes away, it's not gonna happen.
Posted In: Economy

Security at your fingertips

| Apr 19, 2007
If technology has made identity theft easier, it may also be the best tool to fight the crime. Some companies are starting to use BioPassword to secure their logins. The software uses biometric science to measure your keystrokes and confirm your identity.
Posted In: Science

Campuses clamor for danger alert system

Andrea Gardner | Apr 19, 2007
Colleges across the nation have sought out better emergency notification systems in the days following Monday's deadly shootings at Virginia Tech. That's led hundreds of them to a company called Omnilert.
Posted In: Science

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